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Forum: Canada 04-29-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Mimic
I bought an almost new Tiger unseen from a guy in...

I bought an almost new Tiger unseen from a guy in Iowa. The photos were handy but the video really helped. Bike was perfect. It was a great experience. Depends what you're buying, of course.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,167
Posted By Mimic
In normal, that is, flowing traffic conditions I...

In normal, that is, flowing traffic conditions I also believe being a little faster puts the control more in your hands. I had an instructor once who said: "Why have someone else drive your car? By...
Forum: Face plant 03-14-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,750
Posted By Mimic
Hey how'd you get my x-ray? All the best with the...

Hey how'd you get my x-ray? All the best with the healing. Numb sole of the foot?
Forum: Face plant 01-28-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 22,107
Posted By Mimic
Surprised somewhat at the non-weight-bearing...

Surprised somewhat at the non-weight-bearing part. I had almost the exact same fracture(s) only another few inches down the leg. Non-union of the bones after they tried external plates meant a second...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 30,252
Posted By Mimic
I think you can amalgate all of the suggestions...

I think you can amalgate all of the suggestions into one driver. That of a Dodge Ram. Or Dodge anything for that matter. Or that gangsta Chrysler 300. Don't get me started.
Forum: Face plant 06-04-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,336
Posted By Mimic
Dude (Achile) came all the way from Brasov? I...

Dude (Achile) came all the way from Brasov? I believe that's like an Edmontonian coming to help a Calgarian. You owe him big time:freaky
I assume you stayed at the Marriott. Love the lobby bar. Big...
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 20,612
Posted By Mimic
Just the thought of the ambulance ride over that...

Just the thought of the ambulance ride over that stuff makes my leg hurt all over again. I did mine in the middle of Toronto. The ride over potholed city streets was bad enough.
In my case they...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mimic
Parker Brothers

Just received an email from Parker Brothers advising they've shut down. They'll honour their storage and existing service commitments but they've ceased operations. Damn! I liked these guys.
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,846
Posted By Mimic
Yup. Got the plates on tib/fib. Only the screws...

Yup. Got the plates on tib/fib. Only the screws sheared at the top of the tib plate. They took it out and put the nail down the middle + bone graft. All good now. Not then. And yes, bike mishap, too...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 564,263
Posted By Mimic
Oh my :brow

Oh my :brow
Forum: Canada 09-01-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Mimic
All paved - 404 north to Bloomingdale...

All paved - 404 north to Bloomingdale Road/Goodwood Rd east to Port Perry 7A around the south side of Lake Scugog 57 through Caesaria to 35 north to 7 east up 36 through Bobcaygeon to the 507 to...
Forum: Face plant 08-30-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,591
Posted By Mimic
The Peter Egan article made a big point....

The Peter Egan article made a big point. Extermination and displacement of the wolf population has an awful lot to do with this problem. Bambi love and the big bad wolf are products of Disney minds...
Forum: Canada 07-19-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Mimic
Keep an eye out for the commercial you rode in,...

Keep an eye out for the commercial you rode in, sir. Just saw a final version.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,378
Posted By Mimic
I bought my '08 1050 in Des Moines and rode it...

I bought my '08 1050 in Des Moines and rode it straight to Toronto. Coming off an F650 it was incredibly smooth and quick. Gotten to know the bike and love it more every time I ride it. My better...
Forum: Face plant 06-17-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 65,475
Posted By Mimic
Exactly a year since my tim/fib crush fracture....

Exactly a year since my tim/fib crush fracture. Had a second surgery (Titanium nail, bone graft ) due to non union of the tibia fracture in late January. Physio is down to once every three weeks. She...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,200
Posted By Mimic
If you haven't tested the new 1200 Explorer, you...

If you haven't tested the new 1200 Explorer, you might want to leave the wallet at home (or bring it, depends how impulsive you want to be). Reports are stellar. The new triple is well set-up and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 39,190
Posted By Mimic
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,975
Posted By Mimic
1.49/litre. Wait....

1.49/litre. Wait....
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,009
Posted By Mimic
Cool2 I'll vouch for the Tiger. The motor is the main...

I'll vouch for the Tiger. The motor is the main reason. Yeah you can get stiffer springs for it, extra lights etc... No bike is perfect. This one gets my head up where I can see and be seen, the bars...
Forum: Face plant 02-10-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 65,475
Posted By Mimic
Just got the nail down the middle of the tibia...

Just got the nail down the middle of the tibia done two weeks ago. Previous plate and screws removed. Told to get aggressive with putting weight on it right away, no boot, no cast. This thing is...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By Mimic
Just do it around 3-4AM. Join the squids in their...

Just do it around 3-4AM. Join the squids in their nightly DVP GP. I hear them all night. Just watch your six. :brow
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,897
Posted By Mimic
It's unfortunate about the damage. glad you're...

It's unfortunate about the damage. glad you're not hurt. Had a dealer drop once too. Problem was they serviced cars as well, whose uppity owners, upon seeing the bill, having waited a while etc......
Forum: Face plant 12-06-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By Mimic
Glad you're relatively OK. Did something similar...

Glad you're relatively OK. Did something similar June 15 this year. Healing might take a while. Be patient and manage the swelling. When they tell you to keep it elevated, they're right. As much as...
Forum: Face plant 12-05-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 65,475
Posted By Mimic
Very interesting thread. I dropped my 1050 Tiger...

Very interesting thread. I dropped my 1050 Tiger on my right leg June 15. Tib/fib crush fracture, plate and screw reduction surgery, 6 weeks in fibreglass cast, I have been in the boot ever since....
Forum: Face plant 11-02-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,483
Posted By Mimic
That x-ray is an almost duplicate of mine. Low...

That x-ray is an almost duplicate of mine. Low speed drop had my (new-to-me) 1050 Tiger break my right leg. That was June. Since then the screws have broken and I have til the 22nd for the bones to...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Mimic
Make sure your insurance covers the transit from...

Make sure your insurance covers the transit from point of entry. Mine wouldn't cover a bike not certified yet in Canada. The PO was good enough to put a rider on his until I plated mine here. I know...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,441
Posted By Mimic
It's what I do. I can't help it. Some like it,...

It's what I do. I can't help it. Some like it, others are offended. I can't control that anymore than I can control mimicking their idiosyncrasies. Gonna get punched in the face one of these days. Oh...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,714
Posted By Mimic
Great shots. Great report.

Great shots. Great report.
Forum: Canada 09-05-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mimic
Don't know. Let's shoot this baby and find...

Don't know. Let's shoot this baby and find out.:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mimic
Jesus!

Jesus!
Forum: Canada 09-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mimic
Good idea. Though I don't even know if they are...

Good idea. Though I don't even know if they are on a forum at all. They were recruited by a casting agent.
Forum: Canada 09-01-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mimic
Not at liberty to say, unfortunately. Privacy...

Not at liberty to say, unfortunately. Privacy issues and all. :patch
Forum: Canada 09-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mimic
Yeah thanks. PM'd him but no response.

Yeah thanks. PM'd him but no response.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,049
Posted By Mimic
Parking's free for bikes on the streets here in...

Parking's free for bikes on the streets here in Toronto, when you can find one. We tend to have favourite spots where there can be 10 bikes or so. Kind of safety in numbers. Downtown anyway. The...
Forum: Canada 08-31-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mimic
Cool2 Shooting commercial on Manitoulin

I'll be up Manitoulin Island way on the 7,8,9th shooting an Ontario Tourism spot focusing on motorcycle touring. Featuring a couple from Belle River riding two-up, we'll be covering some backroads,...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,909
Posted By Mimic
You don't want to be too far north to catch the...

You don't want to be too far north to catch the great stretch from the Soo to Wawa. If you take 101 to Chapleau then down 129 to Thessalon on 17 you'll enjoy that route. As far as northern Quebec,...
Forum: Canada 08-08-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,909
Posted By Mimic
August Mosquitos get lazy. Nights are cooler and...

August Mosquitos get lazy. Nights are cooler and there aren't nearly as many.
Forum: Americas 08-07-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Mimic
Should add that the Provincial Parks do book up...

Should add that the Provincial Parks do book up early. However, it's not unusual to to be able to get a site mid-week by just showing up. Grundy Lake, Killarney, KillBear are very popular so try...
Forum: Americas 08-07-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Mimic
Highways on that route are excellent. All slab to...

Highways on that route are excellent. All slab to north of Parry Sound up the east side of Georgian Bay. Rather flat and dead straight until you get up into the Canadian Shield which is around Port...
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,509
Posted By Mimic
In the same boat but both bones. Broke 'em but...

In the same boat but both bones. Broke 'em but good. Dropped my Tiger on the lower leg. They used the longest plate they had. Just getting feeling back in the foot. Spending a lot of time on the...
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